Happy Service Thursday, everyone! This week, we will be repeating a previous challenge. Normally we wait several months before repeating a service challenge, but this one … well, we’re running out of time.

Serving with School SuppliesThis week, once again, we’re going to serve by buying a few school supplies to donate. If you haven’t read our first challenge, please check it out here.

For those of you in the US, I wanted to share a few of the best deals I’ve spotted this week:

* If you shop at Target, text SCHOOL to the number 827438. You will be sent a mobile coupon: if you spend $25 on school supplies, hand the cashier this coupon to scan, and you’ll get a free $5 Target gift card. A great way to stretch your budget!

* At Walgreens this week, Papermate pens are 29 cents for a 10 pack! This is about as low as I see pens. I stocked up this week! You can also get packs of erasers (15 caps erasers or 2 pink erasers) at 4/$1, compasses or pencil sharpeners for $.39, and protractors or index cards for $.29. (There are lots of other good deals this week, but these are my favorites.)

* Crayola crayons are on sale for $.25 this week at Kmart! This is as cheap as I ever see these. Limit 3 – bring a friend with you. 🙂

* Remember, you can price match at Walmart. But keep in mind that the brands have to match. If Crayola crayons are advertised on sale somewhere, you can match those; if a store brand of crayons are on sale, you won’t be able to.

So for a dollar or two, you can easily pick up a few extra school supplies to donate to a local organization … or to stick in your shoebox stash. My closet, once again, is getting full. And I love it. 🙂

What have you done to participate in our school supply challenge? What are you planning on doing this week?


1 Comment on Serving With School Supplies … Continued

  1. Be sure and check Office Max/Office Depot (they are the same store now) for amazing weekly penny and quarter sales. So far I’ve gotten a 10 pack of pens for .01, scissors for .25, index cards for .01, protractors for .25, compasses for .01, a 10 pack of pencils for .01. Granted – not all on the same week but usually at 2-3 deals per week. This week composition books are .10. Thank you so much for reminding us that it doesn’t have to cost a lot to help someone else! Keep up the great work!